Recently I have spent some bucks on pencils. as I was experimenting to work with other drawing mediums, I tried few with different brands, but today going to tell you about my takes on some of Derwent Pencils.
My first set of drawing pencils.
Derwent Drawing Pencils are available in 24 color pencils in a tin box.
Drawing Pencils, that I own :
as the manufacturers claim
- Earthy soft tones for lasting colour
- Derwent Drawing Pencils are 100% lightfast and have a creamy texture which produces a velvety finish. Possessing an extra-wide core, they work beautifully with both dry and water-soluble mediums.
- Available in a range of 24 lightfast colours in an earthy palette ideal for landscape drawing.
- Texture – Wax-based creamy texture produces a soft velvety finish
- Core – Extra-wide core, 5mm, highly pigmented strip allows a strong point
Colours – 24 colours in natural, sepia and muted tones
Colours in Tin:
- Light Sienna
- Solway Blue
- Ink Blue
- Smoke Blue
- Pale Cedar
- Green Shadow
- Crag Green
- Olive Earth
- Warm Earth
- Brown Ochre
- Yellow Ochre
- Sepia Red
- Mars Orange
- Venetian Red
- Mars Violet
- Ruby Earth
- Ivory Black
- Warm Grey
- Cool Grey
- Chinese White.
Let me talk about my experience with the Derwent Drawing pencils, as they claim its creamy, smooth. yes they are all true. you can go and check about them in www.amazon.in. if you want to buy them online, you can also check in www.creativehands.in . they are lovely. the colours are mostly earthtones, hence great for landscapes, animal or botanical drawings. I even try with still life in a stylized sketchy way and its quite good really.
botanical drawings: – stylized sketchy manner
As you can see, they are quite opaque, even on coloured papers. a must try for the artists and illustrators.
I previously bought set of 12, then loved it soo much I purchased 24. they are superb. I mostly use them for outdoor or indoor quick sketches and study drawings.
a big thumbs up from my end. 🙂